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The last seven days of February brought few changes to the top of our ranking of the 50 most-viewed US-based YouTube channels of the week. Kid-friendly channels continue to have an edge, but further down the list, TikTok stars and film clip repositories are jockeying for position.
After this week, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes can no longer say it’s the only YouTube channel to receive one billion views in a single week, since T-Series has now joined it in that rarefied air. But the Southern California-based producer of family-friendly animations can still lay claim to the title of “most-viewed YouTube channel in the US,” thanks to its 709.3 million weekly views. That total was big enough to give Cocomelon an edge of almost exactly 200 million views over this week’s American runner-up, Like Nastya. The Russian-American family vlog tallied 509 million weekly views in our latest count to hold onto the #2 spot.
Two more kid-friendly channels with Slavic roots occupied the third and fourth positions in this week’s American top five. Kids Diana Show, which offers up the adventures of its titular Ukranian girl, claimed the #3 spot after registering 416 million weekly views. The fourth-place finisher, Vlad and Niki, nearly dropped out of the American top five after suffering a 13% week-over-week viewership drop, but its 344.1 million weekly views were enough to hold onto its previous chart position.
Movieclips, which was the seventh-most viewed US-based YouTube channel last time out, rounded out this week’s American top five. The repository of film content boasted a 24% week-over-week viewership jump, which led it to its latest total of 309.3 million weekly views.
Movieclips was not the only flick-focused hub to see a big gain in this week’s US top 50. Best Clips, which offers up snippets of popular movies, also made a big upward climb, reaching 11th place in the US after it was 23rd a week ago. The channel more than doubled its seven-day viewership; by the end of our latest measurement period, it had accumulated 183.4 million weekly views.
Information about the owner of Best Clips or the legitimacy of the film content it provides is hard to come by, but we can at least determine what kind of videos the channel is referring to with its superlative title. Best Clips is full of scenes from Marvel superhero movies, and given the massive global impact of the Disney-owned studio, it’s not surprising to see Best Clips performing so well. Only five days after the prison fight scene from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was uploaded onto Best Clips, it already has more than one million views.
Best Clips’ big week was not limited to its view count. This week, the channel also surpassed two million total subscribers. Congrats, whoever you are!